Alton School District: 550 Landmarks Blvd. Suite A, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

Alton High School RedbirdsAlton High School

Our Mission

AHS is a positive environment that facilitates learning through clearly-defined goals, assessments, and support services.


AHS - Class of 2020 Graduation

Ceremonies

This year the graduation celebration will include

the opportunity for the graduate to walk across

the stage. Please click the link below for

detailed information.

AHS 2020 GRADUATION 


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2020 Summer School

Signup


Student Item Pick up and District Owned Return Procedure

Please click on the Link below that has important detailed information regarding:

  • student personal item pickup (awards, items in lockers, etc...)
  • return procedure for district-owned items (textbooks, Chromebooks, chargers, etc..) 

Alton High Student Item Pickup and Return


AHS SeniorsParents and Staff:  
I hope this email finds both you and your families doing well.  Originally, we were hopeful that a plan to re-open larger gatherings at some point later in the summer would still be a possibility.  This is why we decided to postpone the AHS Graduation on May 22 and move it to a later date.  However, based on Governor Pritzker's latest release of the five-phase plan to re-open Illinois, it does not appear we will be able to host the type of graduation ceremony we really hoped to have, even in smaller sessions.  Therefore, we are moving forward with an alternate plan and format to honor the Class of 2020 with several celebrations.  The following provides a schedule of the events for the AHS Class of 2020.  Please keep in mind that we will provide additional and specific details on each of the following events for your planning purposes.  This initial email is only intended as a "Save the Date" for these important events.
Wednesday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. - Senior Awards and Scholarships Virtual Presentation (this can be viewed on the district website or Facebook)
Friday, May 22 - 7:00 p.m. - Graduate Parade at the Alton Amphitheater - This would have been the original night of graduation and we still want to celebrate with our seniors.  Through the assistance of the Alton Police Department, graduates and their parent(s) can participate in a car parade that will take place at the Alton Amphitheater and adjacent riverfront area.  Community members, friends, teachers and others will park in the amphitheater are (remaining in cars and exercising social distancing) to cheer our graduates on as they drive by in "parade style" from 7:00 to 7:30.  All participants must remain in their cars and a parent/guardian must drive the student (this allows students to safely enjoy the moment and the parade attendees).  Additional details on staging, parade route and other information will be provided in a separate communication.  This should be a fun and unique community-wide celebration for our graduates!
Tuesday, May 26 thru Thursday, May 28 from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. -Senior Stage Walk, Diploma Distribution and Photos - Seniors will sign up for a time slot on their assigned day (by alphabet).  Students will come to Alton High School in their cap and gown, exit the car, walk the stage and receive their diploma.  A professional photographer will take photos and each senior will receive a commemorative photo. The student's immediate family may also join them in the car (one car per student).  Information on signing up for a day/time and guidelines for participation will be provided in a separate communication.  
Friday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. - Virtual Graduation Ceremony - Our graduation ceremony will be conducted virtually (students and families do not attend in person) and can be viewed in several formats. The program will include student recognition, class speeches, honored traditions and photo/name recognition for each graduate as a part of the event.  Additional information on this commencement ceremony will also be provided in a separate communication.
Thank you for taking the time to make note of these very important dates.  While we are disappointed that we will not get to celebrate graduation together as an entire class, we are excited about these upcoming events in honoring the Class of 2020. 
Thank you!
Michael Bellm
Principal      

  
Alton High Information  
Alton High School Handbook

Alton High School Agenda Handbook

Redbird Recipes Feed America

FCCLA cookbooks are here. 

Our goal this year is to sell 350 cookbooks to raise over $2000 for Feeding America.The books cost $10 and include 146 recipes. Cookbooks are available in B165 or in the main office.

For more information contact Mrs. Sharon Ferree sferree@altonschools.org

 

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Alton School District: 550 Landmarks Blvd. Suite A, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

Alton High School: 4200 Humbert Rd., Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2700 Fax: 618-463-2092